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Martedì Grasso

Shrove Tuesday

PANCAKE DAY

It's a special day celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In other countries, it is called 'Mardi Gras' or 'Fat Tuesday'. It’s a fun day in Britain, like carnival in other countries.

WHAT IS PANCAKE DAY?

On this day many people eat pancakes: thin, flat cakes made in a pan.

Pancake Day is the day before LENT starts. Lent is the time before EASTER and it lasts 40 days. Christian people don’t eat some of their favourite food (treats and rich food) to focus on Jesus.

On Pancake Day people use up all the fat food in the kitchen (like butter and eggs) before Lent begins and they make pancakes from these ingredients.

In some British towns there is a pancake race:people run with their pan, they toss pancakes in the air and try to catch them.Sometimes they wear silly hats or costumes too.

PANCAKE RACE

UNO DEI GIOCHI TRADIZIONALI, È LA CORSA DEI PANCAKE.

Legend says that a woman heard the church bells ringing as she was making pancakes in 1445. She didn’t want to be late so she ran to church still holding the frying pan with the pancake! Today, you can take part in the race, wearing an apron and a headcovering, while carrying a pan containing a pancake. You must toss your pancakes three times during the race. The first person to cross the finish line at the church wins the race.

THE PANCAKE RECIPE

Ingredients

Serve hot with:

KITCHENUTENSILS

Use a fork to mix it all together.

Add all the dry ingredients: the sugar, the flour, the baking powder and the salt.

Sift the flour into a large bowl.

STEPS

Mix with a whisk until it’s smooth.

Add all the wet ingredients: the eggs, the milk and the oil.

Make a hole in the middle.

STEPS

When bubbles start to form on the first side, carefully flip and brown the second side.

Ladle some batter into the pan.

Make the pan hot, then put some butter in it.

STEPS

QUESTO VIDEO VI MOSTRA LA CORSA DEI PANCAKE DI OLNEY DEL 2018 E LA VINCITRICE DI QUELL'EDIZIONE, FELICE ED INCREDULA.